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Enhancements to the IPONZ Case Management Facility

Enhancements to the IPONZ Case Management Facility have been made as of 15 September 2016.

The following enhancements to the IPONZ case management facility take effect from 15 September 2016:

Automated email notifications will now include calendar events

Email notifications for a new task will now include a calendar event so users can enter the task details and deadline straight into their own calendars.

Changes to Amendment/Correction of Error requests for patents

The following updates have been made to the Amendment/Correction of Error function:

  • Parties other than the current owner or agent can now request a correction of error for a patent under section 202(2) of the Patents Act 2013.
  • The title of a patent application can now be amended prior to acceptance.

Additional information to be published in the IPONZ Journal

The Journal will now include:

  • Abstracts for patents that have been accepted.
  • References to parent applications for divisional patent applications where relevant.
  • References to main patent cases for patents of addition where relevant.
  • International filing numbers for PCT applications where relevant.
  • A design representation and statement of novelty for registered designs. If a design has multiple representations, only the first of these will be displayed.
  • The registered/protected and renewal due dates for registered trade marks.